Lazio hit for £1.75m by email scammers, claims report

Date published: Wednesday 28th March 2018 7:02

Lazio have reportedly been the victim of cyber crime after paying £1.75million in a fraudulent bank account.

Italian newspaper Il Tempo claim the Rome club paid the final €2million instalment of defender Stefan de Vrij’s transfer from Feyenoord to a fraudulent account.

An email was sent to Lazio, appearing to be from Feyenoord, asking for the final money on the Netherlands international’s €8.5million transfer in July 2014.

Lazio paid the money into the bank account detailed on the email, but Feyenoord say they have never received the money and have no knowledge of sending the email.

The report claims that a prosecutor has tracked down the money to a different Dutch bank account.

De Vrij, 26, is set to leave Lazio on a free transfer this summer.

 

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